Welcome to the trenches, Tom! I know you'll do quite well here just from the conversations we've had over the years. Glad to see you make the move to the Army.
Believe it or not, but THE BRAIN is one title that has eluded me over the years. How could good old '80s cheese be bad, right?
I remember FIDO getting a lot of hype when it first came out. But I have to say that I wasn't a big fan of it. Great cast and well made. But something about it just didn't click with me. ****...Can't believe that came out 6 years ago.
Finally got around to watching the first one, "Blood and Donuts". I have to say, it's actually pretty good. The cover art and title are TERRIBLE, and probably make a lot of people look elsewhere, but it's really worth checking out. It's the only vampire film I know with a 90s feel, and Cronenberg's acting is quite good (he needs more cameos).
A few other thoughts:
Okay Gavin...going to have to bump this up on the "To-Watch" list.
And yes, I agree with you on Cronenberg. Always loved seeing him on screen.
Name: Craig J. Clark
Movie #1: Pontypool (Bruce McDonald, 2008)
Thoughts: I used this month's Kryptic Army mission as an excuse to finally check out this film, which sounded rather interesting when I heard about it a few years back. Kind of a thinking man's zombie movie, it takes place in the titular small Ontario town where "take no prisoners" morning show host Stephen McHattie has landed, having apparently burned his bridges elsewhere. And that pretty much describes the film as well because beyond the opening scene, in which McHattie drives to work through a blinding snowstorm and has a strange encounter with a dazed-looking woman on the side of the road, the action never leaves the converted church basement where he broadcasts from, aided by producer Lisa Houle and engineer Georgina Reilly, who field his incoming calls. There's little they can do to insulate him from the unbelievable reports that start filtering in from all over town, though, just like Houle's efforts to rein him in meet with a great deal of resistance once he takes the unsubstantiated stories and begins embellishing them.
At the outset, the film plays a bit like a Canadian variation on Talk Radio, but McDonald and screenwriter Tony Burgess (adapting his own novel Pontypool Changes Everything) eventually tip their hand as Houle, Reilly and McHattie continue receiving and broadcasting calls about the mounting violence that is raging outside, as well as the strange behavior of those perpetrating it. (Leave it to the Canadians to make a zombie film and keep virtually all of the zombie stuff off-screeen.) No explanations are forthcoming, though, until a doctor (Hrant Alianak) who seems to know a little about what's going on finds his way into the studio. Whether that will actually make a difference in the long run is another matter. Definitely one to check out.
Movie #2: Deranged (Jeff Gillen & Alan Ormsby, 1974)
Thoughts: As well-regarded as it is in horror circles, I haven't sought this film out before now because of its reputation as something of a stomach-turner. (After all, Tom Savini helped out with the makeup effects, and even that early in his career he knew what he was doing.) Well, as it turns out, the version I rented -- the MGM "Midnite Movies" double feature with Motel Hell -- is missing one of the film's more notorious scenes, but I'm not exactly crying foul since I don't generally go out of my way to disgust myself. (This is why I still haven't seen A Serbian Film or either of the Human Centipede movies, nor do I have any plans to.) Make no mistake, whatever form it's in Deranged is still plenty disturbing, but shorn of its nausea-inducing moments, the viewer is better able to appreciate the rich vein of jet-black humor embedded within it.
Much of the credit for Deranged's strange intensity goes to Roberts Blossom, who plays Ed Gein stand-in Ezra Cobb like a boy in a man's body, left with a strong mistrust of women after his Bible-thumping mother (Cosette Lee) passes away. Of course, as far as Ezra is concerned his mother isn't really dead, so when she tells him to bring her home he digs up her decomposing corpse and does just that. If that sounds at all familiar, that's because Robert Bloch based his novel Psycho on the Gein case, which also inspired Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Neither of those variants stuck very close to the facts, though, which gives Deranged's screenwriter Ormsby a leg up over them. Sure, Ormsby takes his own liberties -- for example, inventing a newspaper columnist (Leslie Carlson) who narrates the gruesome tale -- but Carlson's presence is justified by the occasions where he audaciously steps in front of the camera in the middle of a scene he's commenting on. That's the kind of creative gamble that shows Gillen and Ormsby had more on their minds than simply cranking out another exploitationer. Mission accomplished, fellas.
You picked two great movies, if you ask me. PONTYPOOL just blew me away the first time I watched it. Sure, there's a little bit going on that really makes you question it, but none the less a VERY effective horror film. And it can scare you without showing you a **** thing. THAT, my friends, is a talented filmmaker.
I completely agree that one of the main reasons DERANGED worked is because of Blossom. He is just incredible in that role. I just love this movie. Creepy, scary, funny, but you'll never forget it, that is for sure.
Not sure I'd advise getting around to "Blood and Donuts" any time soon, but I will say if the chance presents itself, there's no reason to avoid it. So it's a semi-endorsement.
As for Craig's picks... wow! I would love to see those both again for the first time. I've actually not gotten around to seeing "Pontypool" a second time. I'm afraid that it won't be as powerful the second time through or without a theater to see it in... but I may go so far as to say, even only seeing it once, that it would be a Top 20 all-time great horror film.
I've seen it a couple of times on DVD and I don't think it lost anything the 2nd time around. My wife hasn't seen it yet, so at some point I need to fix that. Especially when she hears me and my son talk about it.
I'll get to B&D at some point. And if I don't like it...I know who to blame!
People are not really missing much in Deranged with the brain scooping scene...I have R2 DVD from Germany with that scene placed back into it. It does nothing for the film other than give it gore. The movie is still great without it.
Jon, was the first time you seen Pontypool at Music Box Massacre? I remember looking forward to seeing it and I was not disappointed. It really woke me up (that is a very long day...literally) and sucked me in. We couldn't stop talking about it afterwards.
I agree Tom...while the diehards are going to want to have that brain scooping scene, it doesn't run that long.
As for PONTYPOOL, I actually got a chance to see it on DVD some time before the Massacre. Didn't know anything about it going into it so it really blew my mind. So I was excited when they added it to the Massacre lineup because I wanted more people to see it. And from the reaction of the crowd afterwards, I think most of them liked it.
Cannibal Girls (1973) (1st viewing) d. Reitman, Ivan
“They do EXACTLY what you think they do!” Before he acquired the golden touch with smart, snappy winners like Stripes, Meatballs and Ghostbusters, director Reitman toiled on this uneven horror comedy, featuring future SCTV stars Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin as a groovy guitarist and his whinging gal pal who spend a romantic getaway at a remote bed and breakfast inn with a mysterious past. Because it never quite commits itself to a specific course (and because much of the dialogue was reputedly improvised), the comic bits never really catch fire and the loosey goosey ramblings leave the chills out in the cold. On the plus side, the titular trio of crunchin’ munchin’ Bonnie Nelson, Randall Carpenter, and sexymama brunette Mira Pawluk keeps interests alive whenever they’re onscreen doing their disrobing and disemboweling thing, and there is a certain freakish attraction to seeing the American Pie franchise veteran sporting an impossibly lush white-guy ’fro and ’stache. (The unrecognizable Levy’s voice even seems dubbed at times.) In the end, this is more curiosity piece than forgotten gem, a glimpse at better things to come.
Grave Encounters (2011) (1st viewing) d. Vicious Brothers, The
What do you get when you cross The Blair Witch Project, a Ghost Hunters-type reality TV show scenario and some lousy CGI? Yep, you get this. Has a few worthwhile moments, but mostly it’s a dragged out drag. It’s true: Canadians can do substandard "found footage" movies too.
I'm going to have to be on the lookout for "Cannibal Girls"...
I did watch my second film last night -- Fido. Again, it has a stupid name and weak cover art, but the movie was actually quite good. Better than "Blood and Donuts". It starts off with a 1950s style film strip explaining the zombie wars and then leads into a world that still maintains the 1950s or 1960s feel, but the time frame is a bit unclear (it seems like time just stopped after the war). I was really impressed -- it was like "Shaun of the Dead" in its spirit, but yet a very unique movie. The concept of a zombie pet could have been a one-off joke, but the characters here are fleshed out enough that the story is actually interesting and maybe even plausible.
Best of all, my girlfriend liked it, and she's far more critical on cheesy horror than I am. (She was not a fan of the Doris Wishman triple feature last week!)
I know a guy who has a copy of CG, if you're looking...
I remember liking FIDO as well. Not loving it, but definitely liking it.
If the price is right, I'm always looking.
If "The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane" counts as horror, I accidentally watched a third Canadian film.
Aaron...its been years since I've seen CG, and remember thinking the title was the best thing about it...besides Levy's hair.
GRAVE sounds familiar, but honestly don't remember it. Might have to at least have a peak.
Gavin...it has been YEARS since I've watched LGWLDTL, but I do remember not liking Martin Sheen for a very long time after that.
Survival of the Dead
Liked it ok. Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead are still way better.
Always liked Stephen Dorff and as a young actor he shows he could always act. Special Effects were pretty cool as well.
Thought I'd never see a Romero film that I would like worse than DIARY OF THE DEAD. Until I seen SURVIVAL.
I just love THE GATE. Such a great movie, especially for kids. Great way to introduce them to horror films, not to mention scaring the hell out of them. Just love the story of the construction worker buried within the walls. ****...if I was a babysitter when I was younger, I would have used that every time.
Wasn't aware Survival of the Dead or The Gate were Canadian... nice.
"The Gate" remains for me an all-time guilty pleasure. It was one of the horror films I enjoyed as a child of the 80s. I wasn't a "monster kid" or into horror, but as I gravitated towards horror in my teens, "The Gate" always stuck with me in my fond memories.
"Survival of the Dead" I don't really recall anymore, but do remember it being just another step on the path of Romero destroying his legacy.
Movie #1: Videodrome
I have probably seen less then half of Cronenberg's films and I have no good reason as to why, since every one of his movies I have seen has been amazing. Videodrome is no exception to this rule. Truly creative and imaginative in every aspect, I love every minute of this movie and it held my attention throughout waiting to see what was going to happen next. Of the Cronenberg I have seen, The Brood, Existenz, The Fly and Crash I rank this one high up there with The Brood. Awesome awesome movie. LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH!
Movie #2: The Burning
Yup never saw this classic film before either. I was never a big fan of the 80s slasher so probably passed this over many times. First I was surprised by all the names in it, Jason Alexander, Ned Eisenberg, Fisher Stevens, Hollie Hunter, written and created by the Weinsteins, effects by Tom Savini. I would think this would be much more popular then it is with all the names attached and they would have somehow figured out away to make a sequel. Maybe it is more popular then I realize. Despite it's ridiculous premise and implausibility, I really enjoyed this movie. The DVD transfer was good and it felt like part 80s summer camp movie then before it got to far into that, bam it reminded you you were watching a horror film. Fun kills throughout made this a pleasant surprise. Glad I finally got the chance to watch it. Now I can tell everyone about this great movie I just watched.
Next to his version of THE FLY, VIDEODROME would be my second favorite of his. Such a mind-f*u*c*k of a film. Pretty prolific on how he seen television in the future. Great cast, especially with Woods in the lead. Funny thing is that if you take the basic plot of VIDEODROME, it is a straight forward spy movie. You have agents trying to gain secrets and giving assignments to kill people, double agents working both sides. Great stuff. And definitely, Long Live the New Flesh.
THE BURNING was one that I had sought ought back in the day when Savini was God and you had to see all of those classic movies in the '80s that he worked on. Of course, it was years before we got to see an uncut print of that. That old video tape was butchered worse than the kids! But still a great '80s slasher.
Your Name: Erich C. Polnow
Movie #1: Hello, Mary Lou! Prom Night 2
Thoughts: I'll start right off the bat by saying, "After having seen the first Prom Night; I think Prom Night 2 was more of a sequel to the original Carrie, than it was to the original Prom Night." And I mean that in a GREAT way! It was lot of fun, plenty of good scares, good effects... and with an original back story to set it all up; it proved you can make interesting sequel with running it through the mill and just rape and pillage the idea of the original to pump out another. The production was super, the acting was pretty good. All around enjoyable horror movie.
Movie # 2: Shivers
Thoughts: CRONENBERG!!! It's a battle cry... Or it should be. I loved Shivers. He doesn't spoon feed you every detail as the story unfolds. Because that's what "Stories" do. They develop along with the characters. Ah, how I miss movies like these. Original, over the top, pulling out all of the stops, and showing no mercy or signs of slowing. It wasn't a mind blowing film. But, a definite classic. I bet you could sit down and watch this back to back with the original Dawn of the Dead and walk away with a sense of film making that just isn't even thought of anymore. Especially in the horror genre. As much as I like Cronenberg's more mainstream film making these days, I always want to see these guys pull out an idea that might've been on the back burner for a while and just go nuts and scare the **** out of everyone with a return to horror.
You know, I really need to go back and watch HELLO MARY LOU again. I have only seen it once and that was actually in the theater when it first came out. I didn't care for it that first time. And what made it worse, I chose to see that one over another film that I regret to this day not seeing when it originally played in the theaters. That film was NEAR DARK. So my hatred for MARY LOU runs deep, even if it is not warranted. So one of these days....
SHIVERS is a great one, like you said, the kind they don't make anymore. **** shame too. That one still works just as well today. Great cast too!
First off, I need to thank John Pata for the loan of this trilogy.
GINGER SNAPS (2000)
I really liked this one. Sure, the whole "teen angst" thing has been done to death. Outcast sisters Ginger and Brigitte get tormented at school, so obviously, they need to have revenge. It's a familiar story, but this movie threw in a ton of lycanthropic fun.
GINGER SNAPS 2: UNLEASHED (2003)
Brigitte is fighting "the curse" with injections of wolfsbane, but she passes out in the snow and wakes up in rehab after being attacked by a werewolf. In the rehab facility is a girl known as Ghost who is one of the creepiest kids in a movie ever. I actually liked this one better than the first one, part;y because I liked the character of Brigitte a lot more than Ginger and this film is focused on Brigitte.
GINGER SNAPS BACK: THE BEGINNING (2004)
Ginger and Brigitte travel though the North American wilderness in the early 19th Century and...wait...what? I was told ahead of time to just ignore that whole aspect (as well as the fact that they talk like modern-day teenage girls) and just go with it. They find a trading outpost that's under siege by a pack of werewolves. Then things get weird. Ridiculous? Yeah. But fun.
Lee...yea...never been a fan of these movies. Granted, I've only seen the first and the last, but neither have made me a fan. Not sure if it was all the big hype the first one had when it first came out, but it just didn't connect with me. So then watching the 3rd one, and seeing all the W-T-F moments, it didn't do anything to win me over.
I'll get around to the 2nd one...eventually.
Movie # 1
Werewolf Fever opens with a cool sounding title song by the Young Werewolves, a rock-a -billy surf punk kind of vibe to it. So far so good. Quickly things begin to spiral down hill as undeveloped characters portrayed by mediocre actors spew their unconvincing dialogue. But some how even with these faults it manages to contain a certain charm and convinces you it has it's heart in the right place. Even the dark humor it strives for, falls short of the mark most of the times. But when it's on, it will win you over.
Where the film does deliver the goods is with it's gruesome and violent werewolf attacks, if only the make up and costume were as convincing. This could possibly be the worst werewolf design in cinema history. A terrible looking werewolf costume consisting of a paper mache like face, making it nearly impossible to make out any facial features. Rounding out the rest of the costume are the creature's hind feet protruding through the work boots the creature still adorns. And a doggy like tail, sometimes wagging. Still, this movie delivers the red stuff in buckets, unfortunately that red stuff could easily pass as cranberry sauce.
The idea of a werewolf returning to it's place of employment, a burger drive thru restaurant is a little different and made use of some interesting and gory sight gags. Contained to it's one location of the Kingburger drive thru, this is film making on a micro budget. And these film makers don't seem to mind one bit, instead creating a fun, sometimes funny but never a dull film made with limited resources. This is not going to be a classic anytime too soon, but with some friends and a couple of brewskies this could be a lot of fun, eh.
Movie # 2
Now here is something you don't see everyday, Canadian film makers creating a horror film with a civil war theme and using a rural Ontario as a mid eighteen hundreds Tennessee. Not a perfect film but Exit Humanity does an amazing job at disguising it's small budget. For instance, a small skirmish between the North and South is shown taken place in a forested area compared to a large open field with battalions, cavalries and cannons common to most civil war era films. Actually the war itself is more of a back drop as the film concentrates on Edward Young. A soldier returning home from war, only to find his wife dead and his son missing because of an epidemic. The dead are rising, zombies are the new enemy.
After dealing with the worst thing a husband and a parent could be dealt with, Edward gathers his son's ashes and returns home . He believes he has failed as a husband and a father and contemplates suicide. Upon discovering one of his old sketches, Edward finds a new purpose in his life and is committed to fulfill it.
Exit Humanity, although a low budget film looks epic compared to director John Geddes film debut Scarce. Actually Geddes is credited as co - director. Scarce deals with a couple of stranded snow boarders squaring off against backwoods cannibals. This time Geddes has a bigger budget, allowing actors Dee Wallace, Bill Mosely and Stephen Mchattie to contribute.
Wallace plays a misunderstood woman ostracized to a cabin in the woods who may know more about the zombie uprising than she lets on. Mosely and McHattie portray a general and an army doctor respectively. Searching for a cure for the zombie epidemic using very unorthodox methods. I found both of these characters to be more of a characterize of a power hungry militant type and McHattie's likened to that of an evil scientist. Both displaying an over the top feel and bringing some unintentional humor to an otherwise somber mood. Stephen McHattie who was excellent in the brilliant Pontypool, a movie about words,is given very few to work with here. I'm not sure if it is the original Hannibal the cannibal but Brian Cox is credited as the narrator, so that is cool if it is him. He also had a memorable role on Trick or Treat..
I may be a little bit bias towards this film. I really wanted to like it even before I had seen it. It's not every day a horror film is produced in our neck of the woods. But as it is Exit Humanity is an intelligent, well made film with an inspirational message.Definitely worth a look.
Not sure if I'm going to be looking for WEREWOLF FEVER anytime soon. While we love the red stuff, these days we really need a good story and good acting to go along with the red stuff. Yea...getting old.
But we had recently seen (and reviewed) EXIT HUMANITY and was one of those that I was really expecting to not like. But like you, I really enjoyed it for being so different than your normal zombie movie.
I do think that McHattie, which I just love, was severely wasted here. Moseley always delivers the goods and here was no different. Same with Dee Wallace. So I agree, this is one that people should seek out. Won't change your world, but is well worth the watch.
Not sure what's more strange: Lee never seeing "Ginger Snaps", or Kitley not liking the series.
Along with "Dog Soldiers", probably the greatest werewolf story of the past 50 years.
Okay Gavin...I'll give you DOG SOLDIERS is a great werewolf movie. But GINGER SNAPS??? Really? ****...you guys are going to make me want to revisit that again to see if I missed something the first time.
I don't recall Gingers Snaps 2, but I love the first film, and the third one is pretty fun if you ignore the fact it makes no sense.
I'm not sure how I missed them either. (Though I've never been an especially big fan of werewolf movies).
I definitely liked the second one best of all and I'm very certain that I watched the third one with a confused look on my face the entire time. I can only assume the filmmakers had access to an old fort, some muskets and a tuque and said, "**** it. The third one takes place 200 years ago."
"Because we have a fort."
End Of The Line: A religious cult believes that judgement day is here; rather than the traditional judgement day, however, this cult believes that Satan and his demons will arise to possess the souls of the dead. So, they decide to kill as many people as they can with cross-shaped daggers, because all they slay will have their souls saved.
A brief synopsis for sure, and sadly it does not do this remarkable movie justice. This flick sets up the story to be one thing from the very beginning, but while you are looking forward to that, it turns out that the story follows a different path altogether. Most movies that promise cake but deliver ice cream fail, but this one is so cool, so smooth, that it cannot help BUT succeed. Most of the action takes place in a subway tunnel, hence the title, and is rather misleading, as this movie could have happened in an apartment building, or a government installation, or whatever, but it just happens to take place down there. With such a cool setting, great gore, flawless acting from everyone involved, brilliant and original story, this is a horror flick which does justice to Canada's macabre side. WATCH IT.
The Brood: Frank Carveth is convinced that his nutso wife is abusing their daughter during their scheduled visits. Hal Raglan is the doctor in charge of the institute where Frank's wife is being kept, and has created a new therapeutic technique called "psychoplasmics," where he does a lot of roleplaying and which causes patients to release their madness through physical changes in their bodies. Meanwhile, Frank's mother-in-law, whom is accused of having abused her daughter, is murdered by a tiny, deformed child-thing. As Frank investigates, he learns that there are more than one of these little monsters, The Brood, and they are coming from . . .
I won't spoil it for you.
David Cronenberg really shouldn't count in this mission, because he is in a genre all his own. Still, I look for any excuse to see another movie of his, and The Brood didn't let me down! Oliver Reed as Hal Raglan shows why he remains one of the great acting giants of all time and the plot, equal parts disgusting and brilliant, is a magnificent example of David Cronenberg's sub-genre of "body horror." I don't know how else to put it; This Movie's AWESOME. Again, WATCH IT.
I had seen END OF THE LINE when a buddy sent me a screener of it and was pretty impressed, especially with the ending. Well made.
Once again...really going to need to get to THE BROOD. I mean...like soon!
EXIT HUMANITY (2011)
Really enjoyed this on most levels. Beautifully shot, well-crafted film that had an impressive use of graphic illustration woven into the film. The zombie makeup was pretty darn great. It was nice to come across a film where everyone who worked on it clearly had a passion for what they were doing. It wasn't a terribly exciting movie, but it was well-acted and the inclusion of art gave it a unique feel, which is really rare when it comes to modern zombie films.
THE GATE II: TRESPASSERS (1990)
Okay, this wasn't anything new for the most part, except that it was seriously lacking everything the original had that made people love it so much. This one is not funny. At all. The heart is gone, too. Largely forgettable.
NIGHTBREED: CABAL CUT
It was also nice to see the extra footage in NIGHTBREED, which was mostly filmed in Canada. Sure, I've seen that movie a zillion times, but 45 minutes is practically a new movie. Cheers to seeing some of you out for the event, and for meeting a few of you for the first time.
Looks like we got another positive review of EXIT HUMANITY.
Haven't seen THE GATE 2 since it first came out. Remember not liking it. At all.
Yes, it was great seeing the Cabal Cut of NIGHTBREED. Really hope that gets an official re-mastering.
July Mission - Happy Canada Day!
Part 1, - Which is the first part during which I learn a new phrase; “Canuxploitation”. In the late 1960s the Canadian Film Development Corporation was established to take advantage of tax-shelters offered by the Federal Government in order to increase revenues. This created an explosion of low to mid-budget films that were not fiscally viable to be made in the US moving to Canada. The net result? Meatballs.
Part 2, - Which is the second part and during which learn of a dark slice of Canadian history; Duplessis Orphans.
During the 1940s and 1950s, it is estimated that more than 1,500 un-adopted children living in Catholic orphanages were given false medical diagnoses and illegally committed to mental hospitals. Under Premier Maurice Duplessis, the government was able to obtain funding for their care. These unfortunate children were exposed to atrocities including electroshock therapy, excessive medication, and lobotomy experiments. The test subjects have since become known as the Duplessis Orphans.
Part 3, - Which is the third part, but is really the 1st part during which I will mention the movie, Mindfield.
Movie #1: Mindfield (1989)
Mindfield taps into the paranoia and mistrust of the government medical establishment set into place by the Duplessis Administration. It stars Michael Ironside (yay!) as a good cop who is fighting the mob and weird flashbacks to medical experiments he can’t quite remember.
There’s a conspiracy with mind control using electroshock & LSD… or is there? Maybe it’s all in his head? The movie seems to go in about 13 directions at once at times, but it’s watchable in a B-Movie kind of way. And Mr. Ironside never disappoints, even when he’s playing a good-guy.
Part 4, Which is the part during which I will write about the 2nd movie, Rabid
Movie #2: Rabid (1977)
Marilyn Chambers “stars” in this early Cronenberg flick about a woman badly injured in a motorcycle accident. She is taken to the plastic surgery center where Dr. Keloid (get it?) tries an experimental procedure on her. Of course, when tamping in God’s domain, there are unexpected consequences. In this case, an orifice in her armpit with which she feeds on the blood of the living – and infects them with “something horrible”.
I know this will get me smacked around by most horror movie fans, but I just don’t get Cronenberg. I have seen most of his movies and always walk away thinking that they are just missing something. Rabid is actually quite good once you get past the dated look and feel. The effects are, well effective & the acting is above average for low budget schlock.
Worth seeing if you like this sort of thing.
Thanks for the little bit of history lesson there. Never surprises me some of the stuff that goes on behind close doors that the government is involved with.
I remember seeing the video for MINDFIELD, but I had never gotten around to renting it. And like you said, you can't go wrong with Mr. Ironside.
Not a Cronenberg fan? Wow. THE FLY? DEAD ZONE? VIDEODROME? Not a fan of those? Hmmm...that is a head scratcher. But to each their own.
After reading your mission report for The End of the Line,I knew I had to take this one in. I atually gave this one up instead for Werewolf Fever, a very bad error in judgement on my part. Creepy with a nice balance of unexpected gore, this one's a keeper.
Hi Wayne, Erik here.
Glad you liked it! I went in not knowing what to expect; to be perfectly honest, I looked up a list of Canadian Horror films, and End Of The Line seemed interesting. I found I could get it cheap on eBay, so I did, and it blew me away.